Can A Brain-Machine Interface Help Train Your Mind?

Walk into any workout facility and, odds are, you’ll see plenty of people working with a personal fitness trainer. It’s common practice to hire a trainer who can help improve your physical fitness, but is it possible to find a trainer for better mental fitness? Entrepreneur Ariel Garten founded her company, InteraXon, around this very idea. Bolstered by new advances in non-invasive brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) that can help people practice ways to reduce stress and improve cognitive abilities, Garten believes this is just the beginning of a lucrative industry. (Lifeboat News)

Reading Emotions Through Computer Interfaces

Emotions have evolved in humans for the sole purpose of survival. We constantly scan our environment for dangers and chances to satisfy our fundamental needs. Our mind and bodies act in concert through our emotions. What we feel has become so integral to our lives that our perceptions, beliefs and even the initiative to take action depend on it. The most important influence of human emotions is its vital role in establishing communication with other human beings, most especially our loved ones. (Brainblogger)

The Business Of Brain-To-Brain Communication

Brain Communication. Without a doubt, possible. However, to what extent? What if the next “technology” to become obsolete is the language? Try imagining the world where there is no need to learn a new foreign language to communicate; in fact any language at all. However, how would we communicate then? (WT Vox)

 

Future fighter pilot training may include brain surgery

Fighter pilots already have a close connection to the planes they are flying. Now that connection may get even deeper due to the work of a group of Australian researchers and doctors. For the past four years, a team of neurologists and engineers from the University of Melbourne, along with surgeons at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, have been developing an advanced brain/machine interface that is long lasting and easy to implant. (Digital Trends)